Every so often, we get the chance to reflect on why we do what we do. What motivates us to get out of bed in the morning? What reasonable difference do we think we can make to the things that we care about? How do we measure this progress?
For me, I have been exceptionally fortunate to follow a career path that allowed me to pursue my passion – ensuring access to clean, affordable energy resources – via my interest in clean tech. Most of this time has been spent in the electricity sector working for companies and teams whose mission aligned to my own. Now, as my career tacks towards electric mobility, I still see purpose-driven organisations across the competitive landscape setting the agenda for change and progress.
This International Women’s Day, I am reminded that the scale of the energy and transport sectors’ challenges will require the minds of bright, passionate people who care deeply about creating a future founded in financial and environmental sustainability. I am always inspired by the diversity of people I see at conferences and networking events targeting e-mobility professionals, especially women. The more we are able to raise up female voices in debates about the future of transport, the better our chances of taking an inclusive approach to solving the decarbonisation problem. After all, to quote Albert Einstein, “We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”